Sep 11, 2010 11:00pm EDT
crash into a field. >> they remind us not only by how they gave their lives, but how they lived their lives, that being a hero is not just a matter of fate. it's a matter of choice. >> meanwhile, back here in our area, there were several ceremonies to honor the lives lost nine years ago today. some hanged flags, others waived them. some prayed. others shared their story of survival. the demonstrations were different, but their purpose was the same. to remind people to never forget. >> we need to remind everybody that we have not forgotten what happened on 9/11. >> and so the veteran, his son who's about to join the army and the small friends waved flags at a small intersection in germantown. >> it's fantastic, gives you a good feeling inside. we get a lot of responses from everybody from fire engines, police officers, to every day people who beep and are happy there's some kind of symbol and remembrance. >> in arlington, these buildings were a symbol. in montgomery county, this new fire station that was dedicated saturday, will be a lasting symbol. >> we always put life safety first.